Nonferrous exports decline but still robust

Aug 15, 2005 | 10:24 AM | Paul Schaffer

U.S. exports of nonferrous scrap backed off slightly in June after three successive monthly records, but the pace remained robust.

June exports totaled 170,128 short tons, down 8.3 percent from 185,576 tons the previous month but up 41.2 percent from 120,513 tons in June 2004.

Mexico rose to fourth place behind China, Canada and South Korea. Virtually all the activity was in aluminum scrap, with both categories of aluminum scrap tilting upward for Mexico in recent months. Shipments to Mexico of the all-but-cans aluminum category hit 6,033 tons, up 75.6 percent from 3,436 tons in May, while....

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